Are the electric cars of the Chinese giant BYD coming to France?
France and probably a good part of Europe should see the arrival of the world’s number two electric car manufacturer. The Chinese giant BYD has announced its participation in the Paris Motor Show.
The European market is one of the most active in the world when it comes to electric cars. After all, it will be forbidden to sell new thermal vehicles in Europe from 2035 onwards, so all manufacturers are preparing themselves with a certain fever for this unprecedented transition in the industry. And that is whetting the appetites of every manufacturer in the world.
World number two
It is in this context that BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) has announced its participation in the Paris Motor Show, which will be held from October 17 to 23. This is not insignificant: even if some major brands have decided to stay away from the event (including Toyota, Audi, and BMW), the Chinese group is keen to present itself to the French and European public who will flock to Porte de Versailles this autumn to admire the latest car models.
BYD is mainly based in China, which puts it in second place among the world’s largest electric car manufacturers, behind Tesla but ahead of Volkswagen. The company makes no secret of the fact that its intention is to take market share on the old continent. It is currently present in Norway with a network of charging stations and a 100% electric vehicle, the Tang.
This SUV could be BYD’s flagship for the rest of Europe. But the manufacturer has a few other models in its catalog that could be suitable for the European market, such as the Han sedan, which has a range of 600 kilometers. Or the compact EA1, which is well suited to an urban segment without sacrificing anything in terms of range, since it aims for a range of 1,000 km!